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Ascorbic Acid Questions

Ascorbic Acid

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by 83 · June 19, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Do you supplement Vitamin C? If so, how much, and why? If not, why not?I prefer to not supplement anything and i get about 2-300% RDA of vitamin c, but it seems there may be benefits to going higherI was doing some research on ways of reversing... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 18, 2014 at 4:15 PM

I don't do much ascorbic acid as a supplement, but I get lots of the vitamin C complex in my diet. (I probably eat a bell pepper a day with a couple lbs of plants.) If I feel like I'm fighting something or need the immune system boost, then I... (more)

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by 115 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I took 1.2gr of ascorbic acid yesterday, that equals to 12 serving of candy like ascorbic acid chewable pills. I didn't build up the dose, just started with that much as I have done that every winter my whole life and could consume the whole... (more)

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bethaneyjayne 0 · November 13, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I'd say you reached your vitamin c threshold, maybe you take this amount every winter, but maybe this winter you're already getting large doses of c through good food, so your actual amount of c was higher than you realized? I vitamin c load at... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

hi! i just wanna ask if RHEA ASCORBIC ACID DONT HAVE BIOFLAVINOIDS? HOW WOULD U KNOW IF THERE'S NO BIOFLAVINOIDS? ITS SAYS TO THE FORMULATION IS ASCORBIC ACID(VITAMIN C)..................500MG. IM JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE. PLEASE RESPONSE!!!THANK YOU (more)

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Gerg 0 · July 24, 2012 at 3:10 AM

Holy caps lock...

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by 70 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Ascorbic acid's primary role is as a cofactor in the hydroxylation reaction of proline and lysine for the production of collagen. "Proline hydroxylation requires ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The most obvious, first effects (gingival and hair... (more)

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AStar 0 · May 25, 2012 at 5:14 PM

From a quick look through your wikipedia link, I don't think so. The addition of the hydroxyl group to the proline is a post translational modification done by prolyl hydroxylase. This step occurs after the protein synthesis. The vitamin c is... (more)

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by 6087 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

I eat a couple lbs of fruit and vegetables a day, which equates to about 500 mg vitamin C daily. Have any of you felt a substantial difference in your general sense of well being when transitioning from this produce-based vitamin C intake to... (more)

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Geoff_ 0 · November 16, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I normally get violently sick every flu season. Ive been taking 2,000 mg a day and havent gotten sick even though everyone around me has. I also take vit d and probiotics which is supposed to help but also did this the last two yrs and still got... (more)

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by 19220 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Several people seem to be recommending vitamin C supplements lately and when I looked I was surprised there was not much on the subject here. So... Do you take vitamin C supplements? If so why? What dose to you take and recommend? What are... (more)

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dzone 0 · October 17, 2011 at 10:09 AM

I don't see a point to copy/paste my previous writings here. It is against DRY principle. As Dragonfly nicely said, people should learn to use search. The studie that Dean reffered to [vitamin c and/or antioxidants prevent exercise benefits... (more)

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by 12847 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

In the slow wound healing question Lindsay claims ascorbic acid is not vitamin C, and we need sodium ascorbate a salt of ascorbic acid [Moderator's Note: the questioner has taken Lindsay's remarks out of context and has only dealt with a small... (more)

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dzone 0 · September 23, 2011 at 7:48 PM

There is no such thing as vitamin C complex. The reason is that almost all animals make vitamin C in the kidney/liver and animals don't make misterious other parts of the complex. One of the reasons for this is that vitamin C is needed to make... (more)

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by 39821 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Given that meat is high in purines and the breakdown of purines ultimately results in a large amount of urate, the excretion of which is increased by Vitamin C, one might reasonably assume that we paleo folks would find benefit in supplementing... (more)

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · January 28, 2011 at 3:56 AM

Paleolithic man would have eaten fruits, maybe rose hips in the winter, and chewed on leaves and whatever was around. Sorry, but I don't see how an all meat diet is mimicking any paleo lifestyle, except maybe those in polar regions, and even the... (more)